STAND. COM. REP. NO. 928
RE: H.B. No. 494
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred H.B. No. 494 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE STATE BUILDING CODE,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to repeal the requirement that the State Building Code be adopted after public hearings pursuant to chapter 91, Hawaii Revised Statutes, and to instead only require that the code be adopted pursuant to chapter 92, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to be in conformance with all of the State's other building codes.
The Hawaii State Fire Council, Honolulu Fire Department, Kaua‘i Fire Department, and Maui Fire Department supported this measure. The Building Industry Association of Hawaii provided comments.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 494 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be placed on the calendar for Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,
CHRIS LEE, Chair